fall fashion

4 Things Street Style Taught Me | NYFW

One of the series that happens around here is what I like to call street style school or the title you read above. Through the eyes of my favorite street style photographer, Tommy Ton, we bounce from New York, all the way to Pareeee, learning key lessons in life...erm something like that. And what better way to polish up our sartorial academia than starting with NYFW?

Let us commence class. 

Lesson 1: Pull a button down switcharoo

Camille  shows how a different take on the classic button down can turn sexy in a matter of seconds with the help of a higher knot around the waist. To avoid looking schoolgirl turned bad, don't pull a Britney Spears and pair with a short skirt. Instead, denim does the trick. Another way to style this season's staple? Literally turn the top around (don't look at me like that!) I've down this with countless cardigans and I can guarantee (with my clairvoyant ways) that you'll be seeing this look on a screen soon.

Lesson 2: Barbie Pink

Back in the good ole days of 2006, I loved pink more than High School Musical. Then, it took a sad, sad, turn... adios pinko. Well, you see, that love has returned in the form of baby pink. It isn't for the pink ladies anymore or just the girlie girls. Take note above.

Lesson 3: Burnt Sienna

Confession time....Before, I learnt what this color was actually called, I'd refer to it as "a pumpkin that is darker than a orange, but not like ugly". Descriptive, no? For someone who tends to wear tons of neutrals, the return of burnt sienna is music to my ears. Either make it dramatic with a high neck top a la street style or wear it like a normal person. Whatever floats your boat.

Lesson 4: Ruffles Catch the Eye

What I always find fascinating season after season, is that fact that people dress to be photographed. Let us reminisce on the days when everyone wore black to the shows. Now? It's a circus for fashion. If you'd care to be snapped by Tommy and the gang, ruffles and movement and  anything that screams look at me does the trick. Don't take this for me hating on ruffles.... Reformation turned me back onto them after coming out with those chic-beyond- words two piece sets (worn above)

 

*All photos by Tommy Ton.

 

Educate yourself

Nifty-Knot

Wearing: J.Crew sweaters,Madewell jeans,River Island loafers, Jules Smith choker

It was about time I took the prep school kid classic and went for a wild ride. In my case, a pair of almost identical sweaters does the trick just fine. An ode to Monsieur Lemaire, who was one of the first to introduce the nifty knot into everyone's wardrobe. My best way of describing the double sweaters: prep school roughed up. Truly enough, the only reason I have an absurd amount of navy sweaters is because, err, uniforms! 

Two thumbs up for the jumper knot and all its cape-like glory. 

 

Cool for School

Asos skirt

// Brooks Brothers sweater (old) //

Shoemint

x

Sea of Shoes

heels //

Bauble Bar rings

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantasic weekend. This has been my uniform as of late- simple sweater, printed skirt, and cool shoes. The sweater I'm wearing is actually one of my brother's, but I think it went perfectly with the skirt. I'm on the hunt for some mock neck sweaters & shirts- let me know if you have any suggestions.

Luxe Opposites

Madewell sweater

// Zara pants // Chanel ballet flats //

Clare Vivier clutch

// Michael Kors watch 

 //

Madewell

&

Bauble Bar

rings //

KJP bracelet

c/o //

In fashion, it's all about opposites

- as quoted by Nina Garcia last week at an

event I attended

. It is so true; you can mix high and low, girly and edgy, the list goes on and on. In addition to mixing styles, I am a big fan of mixing textures and fabrics: chunky and silky or tweed and cotton for example. Here I'm showing a contrast of chunky- with the knit sweater- and sleek- with the coated jeans. Mixing opposites can make any look much more unique and eye-catching. Always remember that fashion is not meant to be taken too seriously- take risks and play around.